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Comment Re:I did (Score 1) 314

Nobody has debunked the gender pay gap, they just give more granular descriptions of it.

Eg. "Men get paid X% more on the dollar than women. X = A + B + C + D + E + F + ... + Z. A is explained by the percent of women who pause their careers for 7 years to have babies. B is explained by the pipeline issue where undeniable institutional sexism of the late 70s broke the pipeline meaning that there are fewer qualified 65 year old women in the workforce than 65 year old men. C is some contraindication where women actually get paid more for some reason in isolation, but is smaller than any other factor. D is due to the fact that fewer women graduate as doctors or engineers or lawyers, traditionally well-paid professions, than men. [blah blah blah]. Z has no strong explanation but falls in the margin of error."

Such an explanation doesn't debunk the gender pay gap, it describes it, and in some cases there's something to look deeper into (why do fewer women graduate as doctors or engineers or lawyers when more women graduate overall? And for that matter, why aren't more men graduating? These things can go both ways...).

Comment Re:To be fair... (Score 1) 277

Anybody claiming that the 2nd Amendment isn't confusingly worded has an agenda.

Who are you kidding? Nobody talks like this: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed". You'd fail in English class.

It turns out that the following words also don't mean the same things today as they did when written:

"bear arms"

Every one of those needs to be defined.

Comment Re: Pierson's Puppeteers (Score 1) 709

One obvious way is if it blows the warm air across the A/C's heat sensor, triggering it to do the actual cooling.

Another is if it pushes the heat toward areas of weaker insulation and away from areas of stronger insulation. If the outside is cooler than the inside, then the temperature will leak out more rapidly. If the outside is warmer than the inside, then the warmth will leak in more slowly.

Another is if you're in building and where a vaulted ceiling fan is pushing floor 2 heat down to floor 1. My last house was like that, and I kept the fan on constantly because the floor-by-floor difference was enormous.

Another is if the temperature was not evenly distributed within the room's bottom (eg. because one wall is an exterior wall, or one shares a wall with the kitchen, or there are electrically powered devices in there acting as heat sources). Redistributing will directly cool those parts at the expense of parts further away.

Comment Re:Is it real unlimited? (Score 2) 196

If a road gets congested, then travelling on it gets slower, it doesn't ban new cars from entering the roadway. However the road might open up carpool lanes, which effectively prioritize those people who are taking actions to reduce road congestion...

Use of a shared resource will always, always, always be subject to prioritization. That's inherent. The people using more than 26GB are already the ones who are getting the best deal out of everyone before the throttling.

(this said, I'm switching to the cheaper $50 / month plan with limited data on T-Mobile the second my AT&T contract expires, which should be before those are discontinued).

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